All About GRAHAN: Parvati Valley’s Little Secret

Hello Guys,

My name is Yati and I lead the community management team for The Hosteller. What is community management you ask? Well, it is quite self-explanatory. We manage the travel community here. What that means is that we are responsible for our travellers having the most fun and delightful travel experiences with us. We organize city walks, food walks, fort tours and accompany our travel groups on almost all of the treks that we send out. It is our job to make our guests feel at home and we end up being friends with them always. It might sound like all fun and games, but trust me we are entrusted with a lot of responsibility. Let me tell you all about Grahan and this fantastic mountain trip that we took 15 of our eager travellers on!

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5 November TRIPS FROM MANALI

Winters are finally here! Warm fuzzy sweaters, snuggly blankets, slow roasted meat over a bonfire and cups of delicious coffee are always a comforting thought. But why not break away from the slow momentum and do something out of the box this season? Why not take choose from some trips from Manali? Before the biting cold of December and January creeps in – NOW is the best time to take a few days off and relish treks in the snow-laden peaks and chilly pre-winter breezes of Himachal Pradesh. Imagine packing your bags and heading out to one of the most exciting and thrilling treks of your life, travelling across big forests and amidst tall peaks full of grandeur. What could be a better start to winter? Nothing we bet! Here are 5 special and unforgettable trips from Manali you can take this NOVEMBER!

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Things every woman should carry when TRAVELLING ALONE

Travelling alone is not easy and being a solo female traveller is in no way an easy task. We always face a multitude of problems that male travellers or group travellers do not. While solo travel has become much safer and convenient in the last decade or so – it still is not the easiest thing to achieve. And while travelling alone, knowing what to pack and what not to is vital. A scantily packed bag can cause problems but an over-packed bag is terrible too. Here is a comprehensive list of our top essential items that need to be with you when you are travelling alone.

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5 Treks that you MUST go for on a Long Weekend

Are you tired of the sluggish summer? The drone of the air conditioner boring you?

The monotony of your everyday routine dragging you down?Looking at your lonely rucksack making you nostalgic for past group trips? Your favorite travel bloggers Instagram posts making you green with envy? Have a camping or trekking vacation planned for a long time but failing to see it through? Saving up thousands for that perfect trip?

If any of the above points check out for you –THEN YOU ARE THE PERFECT CANDIDATE TO BE READING THIS BLOG!

The Hosteller is the solution to all your problems. A fast expanding chain of backpacker hostels; we are offering you the best highland trips for the easiest budgets. Not only are our trips personally and authentically curated for the maximum thrill, they are also made in such a way that they are super light on the pocket. So whether you are a struggling student, a job applicant looking for a break, a group of friends searching for the perfect getaway or a travel blogger wanting to experience the most – we have you covered. Keep reading to find out the best 5 places to be planning a trek to in the upcoming months.

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Visit this place to escape the summer heat

Summer has arrived and it could consume you if you don’t ACT now.  Yeah, literally! Before it really sets in and dries the blood running in you, plan to escape from it. Remember those cold winter nights when one used to feel like Manali or Shimla, right here in Delhi. Let’s rewind life a little bit and feel like it’s winter again. And, how? Plan a weekend to the hills and what better place to visit than the ever-bustling Parvati valley. Read more “Visit this place to escape the summer heat”

Guide to 4 MUST DO Winter Treks in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, literally known as “The Land of Gods”, has always been a less pampered child of Mother India as compared to its elder brother, Himachal Pradesh. Yet, the Himalayas, here are as inviting & magnificent as they could be. The Best Treks in India or the best winter treks is a topic ignored by many, specially in Uttarakhand. Divided into 13 districts, Uttarakhand offers a lot of offbeat trekking routes, especially for winter treks. Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas, home to at least 20 trekking routes (easy, moderate & extreme), invites people from all over the globe for an enthralling as well as de-stressful journeys, where one might find the lost passion or a route to explore for the next time. We prepared a list of the best winter treks one can undertake. 

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